How to Eat

Nothing is more evergreen than food. But the question is, can you eat a poem? Eve Merriam seems to think so. In this sixth week of programming we discussed “How to Eat A Poem” and what “eating” a poem means, before students wrote about the real, edible foods that are near and dear to them.

Ms. Siudock’s 8:00 class, 4th grade

Untitled by Parsa R.

I pick up the fork
I am at a table, and the waitress gives me the buttery smooth pasta.
I can smell the butter and marinara sauce.
I take a bite….
The smoothness feels amazing the butter was not a lot not a little it was just right.
And the marinara sauce was nearly the best part.
I take a deep breath in and close my eyes and say “Greece you are perfect.”

Disney Cruise by Tristan M.

The sky is blue
I feel brand new
In my swim shorts in the 6 ft pool

Swimming with my brother
And the friends we made
Eating breakfast
And dinner
Seeing jack sparrow
Seeing fireworks
Going on a huge water slide
Around the whole ship
Hope i go back again
to the disney cruise


A beautiful afternoon in Chicago
Loud as usual
Walked into the hibachi restaurant
It’s quiet
Too Quiet
A chef walked up to me
He had some grilled onions
Clank goes the plate
I eat it
My taste buds are dancing
That was my discovery of grilled onions
Tasted really good together

Sushi by Milton L.

Packed in like a suitcase
So many flavors you can try

Maybe it will be your new favorite food.
Give it a try.
So many things you can have with it.
Take a stop at Chinatown
Come by

Pizza by Tyfayn S.

Last week we had pizza
And it was in triangles
And my mom grandma and sister.

Ms. Schuch’s 9:45 class, 3rd grade

Feast (How to eat my dad’s BBQ) by Kamelah

My Dad’s burgers are the best
Don’t need no fork knife or spoon
Just feast feast feast
It smells like roasted meat and crispy bun
So just feast feast feast

Let’s eat ramen by Lola

Let’s eat ramen
It’s skinny and tall
It’s salty and spicy
It’s delicious
Let’s have fun
It has begun

Ms. Schuch’s 12:45 class, 3rd grade

EAT IT! By Dalyn B

Lick it
Devour it
Don’t forget to lick the fingers

Add some sauce
Don’t by shy
Add some more


Pancakes by Sanaa T.

I would like to eat pancakes.
It looks brown with white sides.
It tastes like a sugary snack
It smells like butter
last time I ate this stuff was at night
on the iPad

How to eat pasta by Cyrus B.

It looks tan
It’s made out of dough
It smells like dough and sauce
I ate in in my mouth

Ms. Siudock’s 1:45 class, 4th grade

Favorite Food by Davis H.

something I like to eat
this food look like:
MY food taste like:
chocolate and frosting
this food smell like:
one memory of eating this food:
EvErY DaY CuZ OrEO$ Bu$InG. MIc DrOpEd

How to love food by Mylen R.

(1)First you clean your mouth then ask your mom
to make shrimp alfredo 👍👍.(2) Then make a
golden fork and DIG IN and don’t stop.(3) Then
grab a napkin and wipe your face.(4) Now this is
the number one rule pray and thank mom and god
for the amazing shrimp alfredo.(5)#rule one 👍.

Food Poem by Jason R.

Don’t wait
You don’t need anything
Don’t wait.
No table cloth.



“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.